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Yeddyurappa On A Come-Back Trail?
Karnataka BJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa has just won the battle. The High Court quashed the FIR against him in connection with the Lokayukta report on illegal mining that indicted him. And Yeddyurappa, as expected, has stepped up the clamour for... View Article
Yeddyurappa “Silenced For Now”
Karnataka BJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa has decided to fight another day. After being bluntly told by the party central leadership that change in the leadership of Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda is ruled out, a sulking Yeddyurappa had no option... View Article
National Counter-Terrorism Centre A Non-Starter?
Politics which is the bread and butter of the politicians is getting inextricably linked with the national issues that the nation is facing. The problem is that of distrust that whatever any party does, does with a partisan angle—the latest... View Article
Mutiny In Maldives Leads to Replacement of President Nasheed
The Maldives saw dramatic developments on February 7, 2012, when President Mohamed Nasheed was forced to step down from office following a mutiny by about 100 officers of the Police and the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) who joined a... View Article
Reservation For Minorities Constituent Assembly Debate Revisited
The recent offer of the UPA coalition to reserve 4.5 per cent seats for minorities within the OBC quota of 27 per cent in Government jobs has once again reminded the people the evil effects of vote bank politics. Without... View Article
Bihar Elections 2010 Nitish Knocks Out Casteists
“Itihas is bat ka gawah hai ki Bihar ne hamesha India ko rasta dikhya” This was one of the catchlines of Nitish Kumar as he went to every nook and corner of the state, seeking people’s verdict on his five-year... View Article
Malegaon Politicisation & Communalisation Of Investigation
The politicisation and communalisation of the investigation process since 2006 in terrorism-related cases has led to a paralysis of the investigation machinery in the States and the Government of India. The result: Barring the 26/11 terrorist strikes in Mumbai which... View Article
Reservations for Muslim Dalits Should Caste-Based Reservations Be Abolished?
One man’s or one party’s need is another’s opportunity. The principal is followed, and in this unprincipled approach is that “Is behati Ganga me hath dho lo” (Wash hands in the flowing Ganges and make the best of the opportunity).... View Article
India-Vietnam Oil/Gas Cooperation Sparks Jingoistic Anger In Chinese Media
On October 12, 2011, the ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) and the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group PetroVietnam (PV) signed at New Delhi an agreement on cooperation in the field of oil and gas. It was signed in the presence of... View Article
The Many Colours Of Team Anna
The recent physical attack on lawyer Prasant Bhushan by some hooligans calling themselves members of Ram Sena in the Supreme Court was not only deplorable, but from the security point of view, threat to the highest seat of judiciary in... View Article